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I am pleased to share that I hammered out a piece and submitted it for publication all in one day today. This draft had been sitting in my folder for months on end. For whatever reason, I could not get it finalized despite spending a little bit of time on it every single week.
Finally today, it was ready for publication and in a few days, I’ll know whether it will get accepted or rejected.
Either way, this momentum is a win for me, and that’s all thanks to last week’s 6-day writing challenge.
A few additional lessons learned from last week includes:
- Don’t take yourself too seriously: have fun while you write! Your authentic voice comes more naturally when you’re having fun.
- Be flexible: writing is a creative outlet and your best can only be at a certain level on any given day.
Today, I applied both of these lessons.
Since I was having fun writing, I was able to finish my draft and submit it for publication.
Since I’ve adopted a more flexible mindset, I went in a completely different direction with today’s blog post on my website.
Originally, I thought about publishing a love letter on this blog in honor of my cousin’s birthday. The Spirit had other plans. She moved me in a different direction to finish that draft and submit it.
I’m so very pleased and excited – I entered a state of flow as I was writing, and that’s when you know you’re doing what you’re meant to be doing. I’m thankful and blessed for this opportunity.
In other news, my latest piece got published on Medium in a publication called “About Me Stories.” If you’re interested in reading it, here is the link to my article titled, “Why I Gave Up $187,000 to Get My MBA.”
Fewer times have I been more vulnerable, open, and honest about my journey than when I share this piece.
As I reread it, I can tell how simultaneously scared I was to share it with the world while also pouring so much love into every sentence. Every single word is so carefully picked out to ensure everything I said is exactly what I mean. I’m almost afraid I tried too hard, and at the same time, I’m proud of me for giving my all.
The effort and heart it took for me to get this one out there is palpable when you read it. I hope you all enjoy and learn something new!
What I hope readers will take with them from this piece is the following:
It’s okay if you don’t know exactly what you want to do with your life as long as you’re not staying stagnant in what is NOT giving you joy.
A gentle invitation to listen to your body, listen to yourself – your inner voice will guide you.
Thanks for reading and have a great week everyone!
I’ll see you all back here on Thursday. Until then, stay healthy, stay blessed.